Norton M Ross Award of Excellence in Clinical Research | American Dental Association

Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research

Established in 1991 and sponsored by Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc., the Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in clinical investigations that have advanced the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of craniofacial-oral-dental diseases, as well as outstanding research endeavors in other areas. 

The call for nominations for the 2022 Norton M. Ross Award is now open. The submission deadline for the Norton Ross Award has been extended through May 23, 2022. Additional background information, including submission instructions, is available below.

Background

The Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research was established to recognize investigators whose clinical research has had a meaningful impact on some aspect of clinical dentistry. Thirty distinguished recipients have received the award since its inception in 1991.

This award honors the memory of Dr. Norton M. Ross (1925-1990), a dentist and pharmacologist who spent most of his career in academic and research positions. Dr. Ross elevated clinical research to a higher level of scientific standards. His considerable contributions to the fields of oral medicine and dental clinical research have had a positive and lasting influence on the public’s oral health.

This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in clinical investigations that have advanced the diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of craniofacial-oral-dental diseases, as well as outstanding research endeavors in other areas.

Nomination procedure

Submit a concise letter of nomination describing the nominee’s accomplishments in the context of the award’s objectives, along with the nominee’s curriculum vitae and a list of publications. The letter should be explicit in describing the impact of the nominee’s research on clinical dentistry.

Criteria
Selection is based upon the scope of the nominee’s research, with special emphasis on its impact on clinical dentistry and on publications in refereed journals.

Award recipients typically demonstrate a high level of creativity and innovation. For example, individuals who have not only developed new materials but also conducted the clinical trials necessary to translate the research results to clinical application are more probable candidates than those involved solely in clinical testing of dental materials or other products. They may have generated new insights into disease etiology and/or pathogenesis, which, in turn, have led to changes in therapeutic and/or preventive measures for a given disease.
 
Award and recognition

The recipient will receive a $5,000 honorarium and a plaque.

Sponsorship
The American Dental Association sponsors the award with the generous support of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc.
Deadline and submission instructions

Nominations must be received by May 23, 2022. Please send nominations to: questionsada@gmail.com, ATTN: Jeff Huber, Subject Norton Ross Award

Past recipients
Recipients of the Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research to date comprise a group of distinguished clinical investigators. The diversity of disciplines represented and the outstanding contributions to clinical research by each recipient truly reflects the objectives of the Award, thereby honoring the memory of Dr. Norton M. Ross.

Listed are the past winners of the Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research.

1991: Sigurd P. Ramfjord, Periodontics
1992: Sture Nyman, Periodontics
1993: Daniel M. Laskin, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
1994: William R. Proffit, Orthodontics
1995: Robert J. Gorlin, Oral Pathology
1996: Sol Silverman Jr., Oral Medicine
1997: Karl F. Leinfelder, Dental Materials
1998: Roy C. Page, Periodontics
1999: Sigmund S. Socransky, Periodontics
2000: Bruce J. Baum, Oral Medicine
2001: Lorne M. Golub, Periodontics
2002: Thomas E. Van Dyke, Periodontics
2003: Robert J. Genco, Periodontics
2004: Deborah Greenspan, Oral Health Issues, HIV/AIDS
2005: Samuel F. Dworkin, Orofacial Pain
2006: Steven Offenbacher, Periodontics
2007: John D. B. Featherstone, Cariology
2008: Jack G. Caton, Periodontics
2009: Jan T. Lindhe, Periodontics
2010: Jane A. Weintraub, Dental Public Health
2011: Leonard B. Kaban, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
2012: Peter Milgrom, Access to Baby & Child Dentistry
2013: Paul A. Moore, Dental Anesthetics/Pain Control
2014: Sebastian G. Ciancio, Dental Therapeutics
2015: Niklaus P. Lang, Periodontics
2016: Jocelyne Feine, Pain Control/Implants
2017: Paul S. Casamassimo, Pediatric Dentistry
2018: William Giannobile, Periodontics
2019: Laurie K. McCauley, Periodontics
2020–21: Hatice Hasturk, Periodontics